We often see a familiar scene on the television and in the movies where the actors are seen holding and reading a newspaper. What’s really fascinating is that it took us more than 50 years to realize that these characters, from TV to the movies, have been holding the same newspaper prop in all those scenes.
It is astonishing that the headlines “She’s 3rd Brightest But Hard Gal To See” and “UN Debates Mideast Crisis: Hopes for Early Solution” have been shown every year for more than five decades already. From television shows like the Desperate Housewives, Married with Children, and Modern Family, to movie greats such as No Country for Old Men, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, and so much more, this same newspaper can be seen appearing time and time again.
Why did we miss it?
Studies suggest that we tend to focus our attention on a more specific and important aspect of the scene.
The newspaper being a small aspect, we tend to ignore them.
It is what experts call Selective Attention.
You may be wondering where this newspaper came from.
On a more in-depth examination, it was noticed that the “superstar” newspaper was first made by the Earl Hays Press, one of the oldest prop makers manufacturers in California.
They have been making items for films from as early as 1925.
Aside from newspaper props, they also design and create custom items to be used in movie productions, such as magazines, posters, signs, cans, bottles and many more.
Why use the same prop every year?
According to the movie staff, it is much safer and cheaper for movie and TV companies to use newspaper props than to get clearance from an actual publishing company.
You can check out the sample photos to see for yourself.
70-Year-Old Grandpa Attaches 11 Phones On His Bike To Play Pokemon Go
He’s really gonna catch ‘em all!
First off, yes, Pokemon Go is still a thing and people are still actually playing it! The augmented reality game was first launched in July 2016 and although the craze it generated has since decreased, there are still a lot of dedicated players scattered across the globe.
Take this grandfather from Taiwan, for instance, who came up with a brilliant way to catch those digital monsters. From the looks of it, he seriously “wants to be the very best, like no one ever was,” like the show’s theme song says.
70-year-old Chen San-yuan rigged 11 smartphones on his bike – just to play Pokemon Go!
China Bans New ‘Winnie the Pooh’ Movie Because of Xi Jinping Memes
Christopher Robin is NOT SHOWING in China.
As kids and parents everywhere get excited for the new Winnie the Pooh film, one country has actually taken great lengths to ensure that none of its citizens will be watching it. Yes, Disney’s Christopher Robin has been officially banned in China!
Why ban a wholesome movie, you ask? Well it can all be blamed to memes circulating among Chinese netizens comparing Winnie the Pooh to China’s President Xi Jinping.
In picture: Xi Jinping and former US President Barack Obama - but Chinese netizens saw things differently.
10 Obscure Facts About The ‘Harry Potter’ Universe
#2 is truly interesssssting!
The world of Harry Potter is truly filled with magic and magnificent details. The universe that J.K. Rowling created has kept fans entranced as they look for interesting and sometimes obscure information hidden in the books and films. So what do we truly know about the wizarding world that Rowling made for us?
There is little doubt that the author is the real wizard who has cast a spell on fans with her carefully-crafted universe filled with minute details. For instance, the spells like "Accio", "Lumos", and "Imperio" are all based on Latin words.
Now go check out these 15 obscure facts about the Harry Potter Universe that you might have missed:
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